Tyburn


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Tyburn

(formerly) a place of execution in London, on the River Tyburn (a tributary of the Thames, now entirely below ground)

Tyburn

site of gallows where criminals were publicly hanged. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 920]

Tyburn

tree site of the London gibbet. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 169]
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Cllr Sharpe (Labour, Tyburn) who was also a tank driver with the Queen's Own Hussars, said: "As a former bus driver myself, I believe the installation of bus lane cameras on Tyburn Road is another well-meaning project that will just take cash from our residents and not help them.
Traffic intending to join the A38(M) from either the A5127 Gravelly Hill or the A38 Tyburn Road will be diverted to Salford Circus then along Lichfield Road to Dartmouth Circus.
Along with new recruit Bex, Jud is investigating a series of gruesome murders by the spirits of the criminals hanged at Tyburn Tree, London's traditional site for executions.
1783: The last public hanging in England took place at Tyburn (now Marble Arch in London) - forger John Austin was the last to die there.
John was a relative of the martyr James Duckett, from Westmorland in what is now Cumbria, who had been executed at Tyburn in 1602.
The authors' aim is 'to make a modest addition to the social and cultural history of crime and punishment, the history of London and the history of Tyburn in particular' and they tell their history with numerous illustrations.
Las descripciones de las ejecuciones publicas y del trayecto de los condenados desde la carcel de Newgate al cadalso en Tyburn abundan.
Stark said the guild had come under increasing pressure to reroute the walk, which followed the footsteps of 16th- and 17th-century martyrs executed at the Tyburn gallows.
The arrival of Supt Albert Tyburn exiled in Nairobi in The Heat Of The Sun (ITV, Wednesday) caused almost as much colonial chaos as when Sid James ended up the Khyber Pass.
In around 1402 the gallows of the City of London were moved from Smithfield to Tyburn.